I'm a pretty decent Java coder, but I'm very new to this field of programming. What books would you folks recommend to get me started? For example, any person new to Java, I always tell them to start with Laura Lemay's "Java in 21 Days". Anything similar to that here "J2EE in 21 Days"
That is the "table of contents" page. The EJB lessons start at number 1305.
Lastly, JBoss is a free application server that supports all the J2EE technologies. It has documentation that walks you through creating an EJB application. URL: <A HREF="http://www.jboss.org</p rel="nofollow">" TARGET=_blank>http://www.jboss.org
Also don't forget to look at The Bunkhouse in the J2EE and Distributed Computing section. Avi, I hope you don't mind but I edited your links to Amazon above so if used to buy a book Javaranch will get a few pennies!!
Pounding at a thick stone wall won't move it, sometimes, you need to step back to see the way around.